deception

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deception

n. the act of misleading another through intentionally false statements or fraudulent actions. (See: fraud, deceit)

deception

in English criminal law it is an offence to obtain property by deception. It is committed by deceiving, whether deliberately or recklessly, by words or conduct as to fact or law, including the person's present intentions. It is also an offence to obtain services in this way.
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The woman wearing a disguise told Simmons that Princess Diana would see her already, but it was actually the Princess of Wales herself.
Hoot Owl Master of Disguise was published by Walker Books in 2015 and nominated for The Laugh Out Loud Book Award the following year.
Now you are all in disguise, I have an assignment for you!
Hoot Owl - Master of Disguise by SEAN TAYLOR, and illustrated by JEAN JULLIEN (Walker, PS11.99) WHEN owl is hungry, he will go any lengths to try and get his next meal.
Hyland, Peter, Disguise on the Early Modern English Stage (Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama), Farnham, Ashgate, 2011; hardback; pp.
Detective Inspector Ian Still said: "We are linking 11 robberies due to the use of disguises."
SPFX Masks make the movie-quality disguises - which can cost up to pounds 760 - with human hair and a special silicone to make them look like real skin.
Jaguar reverted to 1960s psychedelia to disguise the look of this very 21st century car.
the materials provided him in fictional plots, topics of public interest, and the efforts of other writers become disguises for some sort of exhibitionism.
The day before beginning the Animal Disguises unit, ask students to color a paper fish so that it can be hidden/camouflaged somewhere in the classroom.
Note the use of the word "her"--Kamiya is a 15-year-old girl who disguises herself as a boy.